This grocery is tucked away. The entrance is off the main road and it is, seemingly, always, always packed. It's known for low prices and they have a selection of American products that are hard to find elsewhere. People with large families shop here often and they buy household staples in truly majestic quantities. So the checkout lines, and the wait, are unusually long. It's not the kind of place a person would pop into for a loaf of bread or a liter of milk.
We've been to this grocery store a few times, but today I saw something there I've never noticed before. We were ready to check out and I noticed a very short line, with just a few men in it. I assumed it was an express line, perfect for us because we only had a few items. Pointing, I joked to my husband, "Hey, here's the guy line." Then I looked up and saw this sign:
|The sign says:|
CASHIER FOR MEN ONLY. The public is requested to guard this rule.
And I am nauseous over it.